Jeffreys Bay is acknowledged as one of the top 10 surf spots in the world and is host to a “Billabong Pro Tour”annual event. Golfers have a selection of courses nearby and there are both tennis and bowling facilities. The famous Shell Festival, that attracts people from all over the country, takes place in September every year. For the more adventurous, scuba diving is available, as well as dune boarding and deep-sea fishing.
The Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum houses an impressive and beautiful collection of local shells gathered on the beaches of Jeffreys Bay, as well as shells from other countries.
Visitors are welcome to collect specimens which are varied and plentiful. There are a number of small nature reserves in the area, such as the Kabeljous Estuary and Nature Reserve, which is a walk-about reserve, with a safe beach for swimming and excellent fishing opportunities, as well as bird watching.
The Noorsekloof Nature Reserve is a 28.7ha reserve stretching up to Wavecrest –small buck and many birds can be seen along the 3km trail running alongside the stream.
Then, there is the Seekoei River Nature Reserve, which is on the Seekoei River estuary. It is a bird watchers paradise, as the hide overlooks the Seekoei River where there is an abundance of water fowl.